Tori Spelling has been in and out of the spotlight in recent years, with most of the attention surrounding her adorable (and extremely fashionable) brood of four youngsters: Liam, Stella, Hattie, and Finn. The 39-year-old star of Beverly Hills 90210 recently decided to speak her mind in a letter addressed to Star magazine on a very sore topic concerning her oldest son Liam — who will be six on March 13 — and their family’s privacy.
Tori explains that she and her son Liam were in a grocery store line when Liam read the cover of Star magazine aloud — and it happened to be a story about his parents being headed for a divorce (which, as Tori maintains, is completely untrue). Tori writes:
My son Liam is turning 6 in a couple weeks. His proudest achievement so far in his young life is that he is learning to read. Until now, when that pride turned to sorrow thanks to Star magazine. He first spotted me on the cover, then Dad, and then a picture of himself and his 3 younger siblings. He was able to read two things out loud, the word DIVORCE (which he proudly sounded out) and the caption above his picture which read "Who will get the kids?" He became terrified. I had to hurry him and his confused 4-year-old sister Stella out of the grocery store and into our car. By the time he was fastening himself into his car seat he was asking, "Why is someone getting us?? Where are you and Dad going?" He was anxiously biting his lower lip and his big blue eyes were filled with tears. My heart sank. How would I explain to my children that what these 3 writers who have never even met us but who claim to know the ins and outs of our relationship and have proudly put their names on this article are flat out writing lies?
I've always had shots taken at me. It's been almost 24 years since I became a public figure starting at age 16 with 90210. It's the downside to this business but I've built up a pretty thick skin to the lies and trash talking at this point. But my children are another story. Keep them out of it! I wonder if any of those 3 writers have children? How would they feel if their child had to read something so hurtful and confusing as what mine had to read? How do they sleep at night knowing they've potentially emotionally scarred and if nothing else terrified innocent children.
Tori goes on to plead for the tabloids to take the stabs directly at her and not “the man that has done nothing but loved me and our children.”
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